How the Waves were Thursday, Tropical Storm Maria, Hurricane Katia update, Surf Report Wednesday night (at 8:45 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 08, 2011)


A nice waist high line in K-38 Mexico.  My buddy Rob surfing in March of this year.  A surf break that myself and a buddy Cliff surfed many years ago, camping on the Cliff's 150 feet above the beach.
A nice waist high line in K-38 Mexico. My buddy Rob surfing in March of this year. A surf break that myself and a buddy Cliff surfed many years ago, camping on the Cliff's 150 feet above the beach.

The Waves Thursday at O’ Club kept trying to hit double overhead today, just like Wednesday, but only made it to the 3 foot overhead, with an occassional bigger set wave.  I don’t think that it was as good as yesterday.  The closeouts were a little more dominant, but because of the size, at least 100 yard rides were to be had, unlike the 1 and half to 2 football field rides that were for the taking if you waited 30 minutes for “That” wave on Wednesday at O’ Club.

Johnson Avenue was similar for closeouts and had some head high plus waves early, the Pier a little bigger.  The considerable size difference we had both yesterday and today (Thursday) from the Cape on one end of the spectrum to Patrick and Satellite Beach allowed for the waves down South to hold up much longer for some really nice shoulders and some pretty intense power.

Katia is delivering it’s last real day of surf for us Friday.  We should see waist-high at Canaveral , IF, it’s not blocked out by the Cape’s point sticking out into the Ocean.  It ought to be chest to shoulder-high as you work your way toward Satellite Beach.  The winds should be West switching to SW around noon or one, and then to SSW to onshore.

Maria looks to be sending us some swell Sunday thru Thursday, but keep in mind the models are still developing, and it is heading West so until it becomes a Cane, the models can diminish quite a bit.

Fun waves we’ve had huh, between Irene and Katia.

If you make it out Friday morning, have fun and take pictures and feel free to send them to me.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

oldwaverider

How the Waves were Wednesday morning, New Tropical Depression No. 14, Hurricane Katia update, Surf Report Wednesday night (at 5:15 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 07, 2011)


Tropical Storm Maria is still 2600 miles Southeast of us, but by Monday it will be quite close. Compliments of stormpulse.com
Tropical Storm Maria is still 2600 miles Southeast of us, but by Monday it will be quite close. Compliments of stormpulse.com

My apologies.  I should have stuck to my original gut instinct, as I shared on last nights post/report, regarding the size.  This swell that only hit 6 feet at 14 seconds at the 120 buoy created 10 foot plus solid faces this morning at O’ Club.

It was 3 to 4 foot overhead (on the major sets, with an ocassional, rogue wave too, maybe 1 foot bigger on the face)  at O’ Club, probably a foot bigger at RC’s.  Word was, it was closing out pretty bad in Satellite Beach, but O’ Club, if you let the closeouts roll by,  epic form with no closeout was to be had.

If you tried to make a full bottom turn, short board or longboard, you got pounded.  I learned fast.  Take the drop and slam hard halfway down, and back up under the lip and there were plenty 150 to 200 yard rides to be had.  YES, THAT’S WHAT I SAID.  THE SET WAVES AROUND 11 AM, IF YOU LET THE CLOSEOUTS PASS BY, AND THERE WERE PERFECT WAVES ALL THE WAY TO THE BEACH.   THE PADDLE OUT WAS PROBABLY 250 TO 300 YARDS, THUS THE 200 YARD RIDES.  Lefts and Rights, incredible, perfect glass, light winds, and no crowds!

The first paddle out took 6 minutes.  The 2nd was brutal, 18 minutes.  The first session was the long rides.  The 2nd was more rides but more dumpage, do to fatigue 🙂

Thursday,  overhead down south again, PROBABLY THE SAME SIZE AS WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR HALF OF THE DAY ! WSW to noonish then SW 4 to 10 mph winds,  glassy and mid-tide, high going low is the best time.

Friday, waist to shoulder high.  (Cape verses Satellite) Glassy WNW  to West to SW, 4 to 6 mph.

Sea Lice again...
Sea Lice again...

Still some Sea Lice out there, so prepare for those big mosquito bites ;( Plus there is still Moon Jelly fish laying on the beach.

Tropical Storm Maria is about 2600 miles SouthEast of us and ought to be 650 miles east and a little south of Miami on Monday.

Nate is in the Gulf, and could cause some issues if it heads Northeast.

Enjoy epic Thursday!

Forgive my backing down on the original size mentioned last night.

oldwaverider